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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Veterans Memorial Obelisk Unveiling Event Announced

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – The City of Snohomish, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 921, American Legion Post 96, and the Carnegie Foundation will host a ceremony for the unveiling of the Snohomish Veterans Memorial Obelisk on the grounds of the historic Snohomish Carnegie Building from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day).   

The monument, created by the community in the early 1960s, includes about 80 names of veterans from the area who died in various conflicts, from World War I to Afghanistan and Iraq. It was relocated in 2012 to the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery on the outskirts of Snohomish to protect it from any possible damage while the Carnegie Building underwent extensive restoration.   


“We are grateful for the partnership and support from so many organizations and individuals over the years to help preserve the memorial," said Snohomish Mayor Linda Redmon. “Now that the Carnegie Building renovation project is complete, we are honored to share the unveiling of the obelisk at its permanent location, bringing those who gave their lives in service to their country back into the heart of our community to be with us again." 

The ceremony is free and open to the public and includes a welcome by Washington State Sen. John Lovick, three-round volley, laying of flowers at the memorial, and a performance of “Taps”.  


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